Councillor John Birkett

Born and bred in Mitchell, Councillor John Birkett has lived in the region all his life, He and his wife Kym and their two children continue to live in Mitchell where they run a plumbing business and operate the Mungallala/Forestvale school bus run.

John brings broad experience to Council, having worked as a Rugby League Development Officer and in local government as the assistant Water and Sewerage Officer, Cost Clerk, Soil Tester, Storeman and Spa Manager.

He is very passionate about his community and has been involved as a member and official in numerous local clubs and community groups, including the Booringa Action Group, current President and founding member of the Mitchell RSL & Combined Sports Club. 

John is a life member of the Mitchell District RLFC, having served over 30 years in the club as a coach and executive member.

As a Councillor, John seeks to strengthen sporting and community groups to increase participation and opportunities in the local communities. Create more employment through the development of new industries while supporting existing businesses. Continue to improve the local areas through operating locally and continue keeping our vast road network up to standard.